Podiatry (formerly known as Chiropody) is a professional primary care health discipline directed at diagnosing, treating and alleviating problems of the feet.
A Podiatrist is a primary health care professional who has received extensive training related to the human foot, its function and dysfunction.
A Podiatrist deals with the following common conditions:
• Ingrown toe nails
• Corns & Calluses
• Painful Heels
• Sports Injuries
• Overuse Injuries
• Diabetic Foot Problems
• Biomechanical Foot Problems
• Ulcers and wounds (on the feet)
• Flat feet
• Nail Conditions (e.g. -thick toenails)
A Podiatrist will do the following:
• Provide a diagnosis.
• Develop a Treatment Plan that may include minor surgery, routine nail care, wound and ulcer treatments, or prescribe and construct custom made functional orthotics (that are worn in shoes) to correct a specific biomechanical anomaly.
• Patient and public education.
While many patients are referred through their doctor, public health nurse or home care, individuals can also book an appointment directly (i.e. self referral).
Contact 306-882-2672 ext 2276 for more information.